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Retirement and Pension Provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) [April 1, 2020]   [open pdf - 433KB]

From the Document: "Congress provides a variety of tax incentives for employers to offer retirement plans and for individuals to save for their retirement. In addition, a number of restrictions exist to ensure that retirement funds are used for retirement purposes. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act; P.L. 116-136) contains several provisions that affect pensions, retirement plans, and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Among other provisions, the CARES Act includes an exemption to the 10% tax penalty for early withdrawals from retirement accounts for individuals affected by COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], one-year relief from Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for all retirement plan account holders, and a delayed due date for employer contributions to private-sector defined benefit (DB) pension plans."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11482
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Date:
2020-04-01
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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